Monday, August 4, 2014
Our family reunion has come and now is only a wonderful memory. The majority of our family did attend and the weather cooperated for us. We all were expecting very hot temperatures, but after the first couple of days of the reunion the temperatures dropped to the mid 80s and we were very comfortable the rest of the week. Strangely, even the camp fire which we had every evening for our devotional time felt good and took the chill out of the air! And the setting for our reunion was beautiful, which was the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. On the second day of our reunion most of us had an opportunity to take a tour of Mammoth Cave. The cave, one of about 200 caves, was discovered in 1816. It was authorized as a national park in 1926. Several park caves have been shown to be connected, and the cave system extends well beyond the national park boundary. Caves and sinkholes, which are also found in other parts of our country, are part of a karst topography in which the landscape is shaped by water.